Kirsten comes to us from sunny California where she attended the University of California Santa Barbara and acquired a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science. Kirsten attended Southern Orange County School of the Arts and studied dance, choreography, and performing arts before discovering her love of science. Being a music enthusiast, Kirsten has been playing instruments like the sitar, guitar, piano, and voice for many years. Studying musical theory, musicianship, ear-training, and sight singing means that Kirsten fills our learning space with her expertise and encourages children to explore their own interests in music and instruments. Kirsten worked as a director of two private learning institutions, harnessing over 7 years of previous experience as an educator. On her free time, Kirsten runs a small, sustainable jewelry and leather accessory company.